Our people are very important to us, as is making certain we provide you with quality professional financial advice. Below is a short biography for each of our colleagues together with their contact telephone number. For further contact details please see our "Contact Us" page.
Mobile. 07971 838512
After his father was taken ill in 2006, all this changed, and Richard & Gayle moved back to Tunbridge Wells - joining the practice in 2007. Having made the decision to specialise, he achieved Chartered Financial Planner status. As such he is one of the most highly qualified UK advisers by examination (source: Personal Finance Society and The Institute of Financial Planning).
Richard is also featured in the VouchedFor's UK top rated financial adviser list for 2020 and is an associate Member of SOLLA, whilst working towards attaining the Later Life Adviser Accreditation.
His IT background means he loves to embrace new technologies, such as Voyant financial forecasting or ‘Timeline’, to bring solutions to life and provide a better, more interactive client experience.
Outside of work, when not enjoying spending time with his family, Richard’s also interests also include cycling, kitesurfing, floorball (a strange Swedish variant of hockey!), and golf.
Mobile. 07980 554964
To achieve Chartered status James had taken and passed AF3 (Pension Planning), AF1 (Taxes and Trusts), J10 (discretionary asset management) AF4 (investment planning) and AF5 (Financial Planning Process).
As well as bringing a large number of new clients to Hitchell Associates via referrals, James also advises many of the firm's longer standing clients. James has a particular interest in multi-generational financial planning. His hobbies include most forms of sport but especially football and golf.
Mobile. 07923 218413
Nathan was keen to immerse himself in the local business community and coordinates regular networking meetings and is involved with the local Cranbrook Business Association. Outside of work he has a young family which keeps him busy and when he’s not supporting his children at the side of a pitch, enjoys keeping active himself by cycling and running.
Mobile. 07487 787746
Outside of work he is a father of two boys, a keen table tennis player and chairman of the local scout group
Sarah has recently completed a self-build project, which she shares with her husband, daughter and Biscuit the pug!
Mobile. 07923 218413
Outside of work Alex has a keen interest in deaf awareness and communication, she holds a Level Two Certificate in British Sign Language in which she has used to support her volunteering work. She also enjoys travelling, cooking and the occasional comedy night.
Chris adds his valuable business experience to help us continue to improve our service proposition to clients. Chris has previously been at board level transitioning national IFA practices and formerly worked as a consultant for Openwork.
What we do
We use the latest software, our professional acumen and our years of experience to provide trusted advice.
We just think of it as doing our professional utmost to exceed the standard of service you should expect, treating you in the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.
And we don’t believe in keeping you waiting all year to find out how your portfolio is doing, either. Instead, we give you online access, which lets you see an instant snapshot of your financial position on your phone, computer or smart TV, wherever you are and whenever you like.
Richard Hitchell is proud to be included in the Vouchedfor top rated adviser guide 2020